About Us

About Us

The Cleveland Clinic Akron General Urology Residency Program is a five-year program with three major teaching institutions including Cleveland Clinic Akron General, Summa Health and Akron Children's Hospital. It is approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. Two positions are offered annually to candidates through the AUA Match.

The first year of our residency program includes six months of rotations in general surgery and six months of general urology. The next four years are focused on developing surgical skills, urologic knowledge and autonomy. Year two builds endoscopic knowledge and skills with minor urologic cases. Year three focuses on more complex endoscopic cases and laparoscopic skills. Year four provides the opportunity to explore urologic subspecialties including pediatric urology (six months), FPMRS, Infertility/Andrology and Reconstruction. In year four, there is also a focus on robotic surgery both in Akron and in a satellite private practice setting. Year five, chief year, concentrates on major urologic cases, robotic surgery and areas of special interest. For all levels, there is an outpatient clinic experience is provided weekly in a private practice setting.

Protected academic time is every Wednesday from 7 a.m. until noon, and includes weekly conferences, urology grand rounds, imaging conference and core curriculum. All residents attend monthly journal clubs. Other meetings included in the urology educational program are monthly M&M conferences and multi-disciplinary pediatric conferences with radiology and nephrology.

Active clinical research is encouraged. Financial support is provided to attend national, regional and local conferences. Completion of the program provides eligibility to sit for the American Board of Urology Qualifying Examination.

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A Letter from the Urology Residency Program Director and Coordinator

Thank you for your interest in the Cleveland Clinic Akron General Urology Residency Program. Our mission is clear – we want to provide you with the best experience possible to allow you to be the urologist that you want to be. You will graduate fully competent to start practice the next day or to enter a fellowship. Consistently, 50 percent of our residents move on to fellowship.

We have two adult hospitals, Cleveland Clinic Akron General and Summa Health System, as well as Akron Children’s Hospital. All are dedicated to state-of-the-art care and medical education. An added benefit is that they are less than 10 minutes apart!

We have 19 adult faculty with all urologic subspecialties represented and three pediatric faculty committed to your education. I truly feel that we have the best of all worlds – outstanding faculty with surgical and clinical volumes that will provide you with the competency to practice anywhere in the country, as well as a dedication to teaching and research. All of this in a community that is easy to live in with no traffic problems, low cost of living and an environment that is supportive and friendly.

Thank you for considering Cleveland Clinic Akron General. If you have any questions about the program, please contact Kimberly Sloan Stakleff, PhD, in the Department of Urology at 330.344.8286.


Raymond A. Bologna, MD, MBA
Raymond A. Bologna, MD, MBA
Chairman and Program Director
Cleveland Clinic Akron General Urology Residency Program

Kimberly Stakleff Cleveland Clinic Akron General Medical Education staff
Kimberly Sloan Stakleff, PhD
Program Coordinator
Cleveland Clinic Akron General Urology Residency Program
[email protected]

Clinical Rotations

Clinical Rotations

PGY – 1 

  • 6 months of General Surgery at Cleveland Clinic Akron General and Summa Health includes:
    • 1 month of Vascular Surgery
    • 1 month of Laparoscopic Surgery
    • 1 month of General Surgery Night Float
    • 1 month of Emergency General Surgery
    • 2 months of SICU
  • 6 months of General Urology at Cleveland Clinic Akron General and Summa Health

PGY – 2

  • 1/2 month of Nephrology
  • 11-1/2 months of General Urology at Cleveland Clinic Akron General and Summa Health

PGY – 3

  • 12 months of General Urology at Cleveland Clinic Akron General and Summa Health

PGY – 4

  • 6 months (3-month blocks) of Pediatric Urology at Akron Children's Hospital
  • 1 month Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
  • 1 month Andrology and Infertility
  • 4 months Robotics and major cases at Akron General, Summa and a satellite facility

PGY – 5

  • 12 months (3-month blocks) of Chief Resident (with administrative responsibilities) at Cleveland Clinic Akron General and Summa Health
Teaching Faculty Application


Application Requirements

We appreciate your interest in the Cleveland Clinic Akron General Urology Residency program and hope that we've provided you with the information you need to choose the right residency program. Akron General is able to offer an exceptional medical education experience because of our knowledgeable and hard-working staff. Akron General is ranked as the No. 1 hospital in the Akron metro area and the No. 7 hospital in Ohio, according to U.S. News & World Report's “2021-22 Best Hospitals.” We maintain a standard of excellence that promises nothing but the best care for our patients and therefore, nothing but the best education for our medical students and residents.

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  • Residency applications and the additional items below must be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Also, all urology applicants must apply for the AUA and NRMP matching programs.
  • 2021 Application Deadline: September 29
  • 2021 Interview Dates: November 2, 4, 10 and 12
  • Expected Program Length: Five Years 

Interested in rotating? 

Akron General Medical Center uses VSAS, the Visiting Student Application Service to process visiting student applications.

To apply for a urology rotation, please complete and send a VSAS application with your preferred dates to:

Department of Medical Education
Cleveland Clinic Akron General
1 Akron General Ave.
Akron, OH 44307

Current Residents

Current Residents

PGY – 1

 headshot of Bahaee Jamsheed

Jamsheed Bahee, MD

  • Hometown: Mount Pleasant, Michigan
  • Undergraduate: Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI
  • Medical: Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI
  • Hobbies/Interests: Competing in sports (soccer, golf, basketball), running, and hiking, listening to hip-hop and playing the Tombak (Persian instrument), attempting to cook (especially difficult Persian dishes)
headshot of Petrinec Bejamin
Benjamin Petrinec, MD
  • Hometown: Hudson, Ohio
  • Undergraduate: University of Akron, Akron, OH
  • Medical School: NEOMED, Rootstown, OH
  • Hobbies/Interests: Traveling domestically (my family frequents Hilton Head Island, South Carolina) and internationally, running (treadmill and trails), watching professional soccer, football and tennis (British Premier League is my favorite)


PGY – 2

Emily Losinski, MD | Urology Resident | Cleveland Clinic Akron General
Emily Losinski, MD

  • Hometown: Alpena, Michigan
  • Undergraduate: University of Michigan
  • Medical School: Central Michigan University
  • Interests/Hobbies: Traveling, camping, hiking, skiing, spending time on the water and learning how to become a runner

Andrew Turk, MD | Urology Resident | Cleveland Clinic Akron General
Andrew Turk, MD

  • Hometown: Broadview Heights, Ohio
  • Undergraduate: The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio
  • Medical School: Northeast Ohio Medical University, Rootstown, Ohio
  • Interests/Hobbies: Rowing, cycling, playing basketball, skiing, running, hiking mountains and traveling

PGY – 3

Joseph Spencer Keith, MD | Urology Resident | Cleveland Clinic Akron General
Joseph Spencer Keith, MD

  • Hometown: Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Undergraduate: Kent State University, Kent, Ohio
  • Graduate: Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Medical School: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Interests/Hobbies: Watching and playing sports (golf, football, basketball, tennis, volleyball), spending time with family, lifting weights and running, watching movies and TV shows, cookouts, and traveling

Max Roehmholdt, MD | Urology Resident | Cleveland Clinic Akron General
Max Roehmholdt, MD

  • Hometown: Williamsville, New York
  • Undergraduate: Union College, Schenectady, New York
  • Graduate: Clarkson University (Capital Region Campus), Schenectady, New York
  • Medical School: Albany Medical School, Albany, New York
  • Interests/Hobbies: Skiing, sailing, tennis, soccer, fishing, hunting, camping, Bills Mafia and proficient in German language

PGY – 4

Carter Mikesell, MD | Urology Resident | Cleveland Clinic Akron General
Carter Mikesell, MD

  • Hometown: Zionsville, Indiana
  • Undergraduate: DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana
  • Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Interest/Hobbies: Volleyball, soccer, basketball, floating the river and fantasy football

Ethan Vargo, DO | Urology Resident | Cleveland Clinic Akron General
Ethan Vargo, DO

  • Hometown: Hudson, Ohio
  • Undergraduate: Miami University, Oxford, Ohio
  • Medical School: Ohio University Heritage College, Athens, Ohio
  • Interests/Hobbies: Fishing, golfing, traveling, jogging and hiking

PGY – 5

Fabrice Henry, MD | Urology Resident | Cleveland Clinic Akron General
Fabrice Henry, MD

  • Hometown: Mantua, Ohio
  • Undergraduate: Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Medical School: The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
  • Interests/Hobbies: Weightlifting, CrossFit, cycling, reading, hiking, spending time on the boat and brewing coffee

Aaron Yunker, MD | Urology Resident | Cleveland Clinic Akron General
Aaron Yunker, MD

  • Hometown: Grand Blanc, Michigan
  • Undergraduate: Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
  • Medical School: Oakland University William Beaumont, Rochester, Michigan     
  • Interests/Hobbies: Running, sports and golfing


2021 Graduates

  • Hannah Agard, MD — Pediatrics Fellowship at Baylor College, Houston, TX
  • Marwan Ali, MD — Andrology Fellowship at University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

2020 Graduates

  • David Drevna, MD — NEO Urology, Youngstown, OH
  • Daniel Kmetz, MD — First Urology, Louisville, KY

2019 Graduates

  • Daniel Groves, MD — Capital Urological Associates, Okemos, MI

2018 Graduates

  • Neel Parekh, MD — Male Infertility, Microsurgery and Andrology Fellowship, Cleveland, OH
  • Samantha Staley, MD — Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Detroit, MI

2017 Graduates

  • Paul Benson, MD — United Regional Physician’s Group Witchita Falls, Texas
  • Christopher Keto, MD — Bay Care Clinic Urology Green Bay, Wisconsin

2016 Graduates

  • Naveen Arora, MD — Urologic Oncology & Robotic Surgery Fellowship, Charlotte, NC
  • Kalpit Patel, MD — Northeast Georgia Hospital, Braselton, GA
Research & Innovation

Research & Innovation

Akron General offers surgical services for a wide range of needs, both inpatient and outpatient. Through research, advances in technology and improvement in techniques allow our surgeons to offer more types of treatments with increasing precision, less blood loss, less pain and a shorter recovery time.

For more information about resident research in Urology, please contact:

Ray Bologna, MD, MBA
Urology Residency Program Director

Estee George, PhD

Research Faculty
[email protected]